UofL BASKETBALL | #8 Cards Upset at Wake Forest

03/01/2017 11:41 PM

The #8 Louisville Cardinals fell upset to the crazy ACC on Wednesday night, falling to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 88-81 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Cards (23-7, 11-6) have now lost three of their last four games.

Meanwhile, it was the first win against an AP Top-10 team for Wake Forest (17-12, 8-9) since March of 2014, when it beat #4 Duke 82-72.

Wake took the lead early in the second half and never relinquished its advantage.

Louisville just did not have an answer for Wake forward John Collins and guard Keyshawn Woods. Collins scored a game-high 25 points and hauled in 11 rebounds. Woods tacked on 20 points for the home team.

Meanwhile, forward Deng Adel lead the Cardinals with a team-high 22 points.

Big man Mangok Mathiang also added plenty for UofL on Wednesday, recording a double-double thanks to his 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The other two UofL players in double-digit scoring were Quentin Snider (15) and Jaylen Johnson (13).

Although the Cardinals outscored the Demon Deacons in the paint 38-22, they were outscored off the bench 46-28.

Louisville will hope to bounce back on Saturday, when it hosts #19 Notre Dame. Tip-off for the Cards’ regular season finale is set for 2 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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